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DSE DSE 802.11G Wireless USB Adapter

The Dick Smith WLAN 802.11g USB Adaptor is designed to allow you to connect your Desktop PC or a Notebook to a WLAN 802.11b/g Network.
Average Customer Rating:
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2 out of 5(40%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for DSE 802.11G Wireless USB Adapter
Review 1 for DSE 802.11G Wireless USB Adapter
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oldbiker40
Location: Hamilton
Gender: Male
Age: 40-49
Easy install
Date:24 May 2011
Pros: easy to use, simple to install, can copy cd to memory stick and install
Cons: no good for gaming
I brought this product so I didn't have to drill a hole in the floor of the house. Worked well on just data and internet browsing but not good enough for gaming. Too much lag to play but was OK for internet & youtube. Could even copy the install disk to usb memory stick and install from there (great when your DVD player has died lol)
Review 2 for DSE 802.11G Wireless USB Adapter
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djneats
Location: Wgtn
Gender: Female
Age: 19-29
Uselles - I want a refund ASAP
Date:21 January 2011
Cons: poor range, requires too much power, doesn't work, time waster install
I brought this today to attach to a desk top we have downstairs.It's absolute rubbish.
It says it can transmitt100 metres however it couldn't pick up a signal sitting on top of the router (let alone down a set of stairs).
To be sure it was the modem I tried my laptop and it worked, the Ipod worked but his brand new item did not. I phoned telecom and checked the router, it's settings - all fine. I unplugged all the usb powered items no luck.
Honestly, if it doesn't work - don't sell it. I'll be back for a refund tomorrow and straight across the road to Harvey Norman.
9 of 11 found this review helpful.
Review 3 for DSE 802.11G Wireless USB Adapter
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Blam
Location: NZ
Gender: Male
Age: 50-59
A Dud
Date:5 January 2011
Pros: none come to mind
Cons: not fit for purpose, no win 7 drivers or user manual instructions for w, extremely weak signal seeing host modem was on1.5m, an out of date product, time waster
This USB modem has been a completely unsatisfactory - try another product
5 of 5 found this review helpful.
Review 4 for DSE 802.11G Wireless USB Adapter
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Khan
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Gender: Male
Age: 19-29
Product Review
Date:9 August 2010
Pros: fast setup and use, easy to use
Cons: weak signal strenght, driver update unavailable, better reception when attached to usb cable
This product is a nice product to use if you are a very new to the Technical field. But for those who are planning to change to due reason, i would not suggest you get this as it doesn't have a very good range capability. Its best use on the USB cable for better reception. I would suggest if there could be an antenna attached to it. Also if they could make driver updates available. Request for it to be Commviewer compatible.
7 of 8 found this review helpful.
Review 5 for DSE 802.11G Wireless USB Adapter
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arcnz4pcs
Easy to use wireless
Date:2 February 2010
Pros: simple plug and play
Cons: may not work reliably under linux
Easy to use reliable and supports all Windows versions, Thought those using Windows & should use latest drivers direct from Microsoft windows update.
26 of 35 found this review helpful.